poetry by j matthew waters


history resides in books
interpreted one way and the next
just as folklore exists in spoken word form
living and dying and carrying on

of course past performance
has no bearing in what may lie ahead
so it’s best to fill your tank
and pack them books and move on

if this town was meant for you
your dreams would have told you so
speaking in no uncertain terms
like hand signals from the dead

now that your guru-slash-savior
has passed on
so too you must move forward
disregarding past sins
(that may or may not be reconciled)
and catching the next flight
as far from your comfort zone
as possible

september two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “nonrefundable

  1. When you get that feeling that going anywhere is preferable, as long as you get going. This made me feel an itch in my wings.

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